Dane has written two books specifically for Marin. Successfully Landscaping Your Marin Home has more than 200 pages of tips on a wide range of subjects, including lowering costs, the design process, amending soil, managing deer and more than twenty additional chapters! Marin Landscape Design has more than six hundred pictures of local gardens, organized by category. It's value comes from knowing that every idea and image seen in the book can be easily replicated in your own garden.
"I found this book very useful in planning my landscaping for my home in the Oakland hills. As a home builder I know about building but landscaping is something I know next to nothing about, and this book was perfect in exposing me to all of the various facets I need to consider to get started."
"This book combines these elements of learning in a wonderful format so home owners, gardeners, designers and contractors can significantly improve their work. The photos alone are worth purchasing this book. There are so many beautiful gardens and the ideas for creative growing and living are superb. This book will have a prominent place on my extensive shelves of gardening books."
"Dane Rose has written a no nonsense guide for landscaping. He goes into the nitty gritty of how to do it, where to get everything you need, the upside and the downside of each decision point. I don't live in Marin and I still found the guide to be extremely useful."
"I am a contractor and see so many books where I can tell the person writing it has never been on a job site. Yours is straight forward and written well." Dan